In some cases, hosts may offer to pay an honorarium to non-UCR faculty lecturers or project participants. If you have been offered an honorarium, additional tax and payment information is needed. See below for details.
NOTE: Honoraria payments are processed and paid separately from travel expenses or other reimbursements.
Honoraria to UC faculty are processed through campus payroll. Please provide the name and contact information of your departmental payroll analyst.
US Citizens and Permanent Residents (green-card holders) should complete and sign a W9 form. Submit securely via fax to (951) 827-6377 or email to Jessica DiFilippo. Payment will be made by check visa US Mail to the address on the form.
Visiting Scholars on Research or Work Visas
If you are a visiting scholar in the US on a J-1, HB-1, O-1 or other special designation, you may or may not be able to receive honorarium payments depending on your visa restrictions. (Travel payments are not affected by these restrictions.) Notify Jessica right away if you hold a non-travel visa status.
Foreign Citizens on Travel Visas
Non-US citizens on travel visas should complete the following forms: UC W8BEN, COAA, and Form 8233. Submit forms via email to Jessica DiFilippo. During your stay, we must obtain a copy of your passport photo and visa entry stamp.
Payments may be mailed via US Mail in USD or sent by wire transfer to your personal account outside the US. Conversion and banking fees are not covered by the university. To request wire transfer, please send the following in an email to Jessica:
- Preferred currency of payment
- Account holder’s name, address and phone number (must match information on bank account)
- Bank account number
- Name & address of bank
- IBAN # (International Bank Account Number) or SWIFT #